Why Pre-school is so Important

Why Pre-school is so Important

217c3200292cdd0e84a943477611b820.jpgBy Kirsty Brown, Manager, Rosliston Under 5s Pre-school

Social and emotional development is so important for pre-schoolers, as is gaining confidence. One of the best ways to do this is enjoying the company of other children of the same age. This teaches valuable social skills through play, exploration and allows them to grow their imagination.

Being in this social setting helps to develop language and cognitive skills; and they also get to do things that maybe they wouldn’t do at home (such as messy play!). All this means they are learning new things at every opportunity. Routine and stability are also boosted with attendance at preschool; and being in a social setting can help with developmental aspects such as potty training.

Pre-schools also follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which continues once they start school in the first year (Reception). This means they’ve already had experience of the school foundations before they begin.

Rosliston under 5s Pre-school
Friendly Village location. Ofsted rated ‘Good’. Open term time 9-12, Monday-Friday. Children from 2 years 3 months to age 4. Funded places available. Limited spaces available for September 2020. Speak to Kirsty or Emily. Please see our Facebook page, email: Roslistonunder5s@gmail.com or call 07986 171 055.

Remember to apply for your 30 hours free childcare!
You may be able to get up to 30 hours free childcare (1,140 hours per year, which you can choose how you take) if your child is 3 to 4 years old.

The childcare:
• must 402c5bcf979274df9a4347f1f072d339.jpgbe with an approved childcare provider
• stops when your child starts in reception class (or reaches compulsory school age, if later)
• You may have to pay for extra costs like meals, nappies or trips.
You can apply online for a childcare account to
get a code for 30 hours to give to your provider.
Your eligibility depends on:
• if you are working
• how much you earn
• your child’s circumstances
• your nationality

You can get 30 hours free childcare at the same time as claiming Universal Credit, tax credits, childcare vouchers or Tax-Free Childcare. For more information visit www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare or contact your local Families Information Service. You can apply from when your child is 2 years and 36 weeks old.

Article & information reference www.gov.uk

When your child turns 3

When they can get 30 hours from Recommended time to apply
1 September to 31 December 1 January
15 October to 30 November

1 January to 31 March 1 April
15 January to 28 February
1 April to 31 August 1 September 15 June to 31 July

Kirsty Brown

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